Angle is a pretty and peaceful little village with a long sea-faring tradition. It is situated at the top of the southern banks of the Cleddau and has two bays. The village, built around the bay within the estuary, provides many cottages with launching facilities at the bottom of their garden.
Angle is one of Pembrokeshire’s most charming villages and is very much an area still held in time. It was selected as a conservation area in 1995 by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Many of the local people are brimming with local historical knowledge and are proudly still involved in the management of Angle Hall & Estate and the villages’ age-old lifeboat tradition. Past the old point house and down a mucky lane is where you will discover Angle Lifeboat Station and some of its volunteers. It’s obvious to any visitor what a strong community spirit there is in this little village.
Wonderful coastal and woodland walks can be enjoyed around Angle village. Take an enjoyable stroll to Angle beach, around the headland to the Lifeboat station and across the fields, before arriving at a tiny pub on the edge of the village for a pint of prawns and a glass wine. The popular and well stocked village shop is also worth popping into, there’s not much you can’t get in there!
East Angle Bay is very popular with birdwatchers and boat owners. Sea birds are a regular feature perched on the cliffs or hovering over the sea, carefully monitoring the gentle waves for a fishy snack.
West Angle Bay is popular for rock-pooling, these pools are home to a small green starfish called Asterina phylactica. It is also a great beach for swimming and kayaking. Its lovely sandy beach sits beautifully encased in cliffs, where sheep and cattle can be seen grazing in harmony. There is a café sat at the edge of the car park, above the sand, which is ideal for a refreshing drink, ‘Pembrokeshire Promise’ ice cream or locally made cakes and sandwiches.
There is plenty of room to park vehicles, dinghies and boats in the car park above West Angle Bay. Boat-owners will enjoy the trip to Thorn Island Hotel. Angle is also on the route of the Coastal Cruiser bus, service number 387, and links the Castlemartin peninsula villages to the historic town of Pembroke, which also has a railway station.
A military fortress, museum and cafe located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The museum at Chapel Bay Fort is illustrated and explains military technology and weaponry through the ages, with a variety of displays including artillery and associated tools and instruments, WW I, Bomb Disposal and Waterloo amongst others. Volunteers are on hand to answer any question and add to your appreciation of the displays.
Guided tours are conducted by a dedicated team of volunteers and provide access to areas of the fort which are otherwise out of bounds to the public. Tours present further information about Chapel Bay Fort and the defences of Milford Haven and the Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock, alongside information about the large exhibits displayed on the terreplein of the fort.
A tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and is included in the entrance fee to the museum.
The Old Point House in Angle is situated alongside the water at Angle Bay. It is a friendly pub popular with locals and holiday-makers alike, with quality pub classic meals such as sandwiches, fish and chips, sausage chips and beans, and chilli con carne. There are a range of ales and beers available, and there is outside eating areas perfect for a light lunch on a summers day. Alternatively, pop in on a winters day for a warm meal by their real log fire!
Dogs allowed in certain areas of the pub.
West Angle bay is a picturesque, sandy beach which overlooks Thorn Island, and is met by The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path from both sides. Angle offers the enthusiastic tourist a never ending list of activities, from walking The Coast Path, to swimming in the sea and exploring the hidden castles!